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Japan To Locate Nuclear Waste Site Without Local Approval, TEPCO Scraps Units 5 & 6

Japan To Locate Nuclear Waste Site Without Local Approval, TEPCO Scraps Units 5 & 6

METI has indicated that the Japanese government plans to create high level nuclear waste sites in the country but without obtaining local government approval. These would be permanent storage sites for high level nuclear waste. This could include anything from spent fuel to highly radioactive debris and melted fuel from Fukushima Daiichi. The government has had no local community come forward to accept the site plan over a series of years where attempts were made … Read entire article »

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Oddities Found Near Unit 5 Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO’s air testing near each reactor unit produced an interesting situation. The readings were taken at the same locations at each reactor yet unit 5′s levels are generally higher or as high as the levels near units 1-4. Considering units 5 and 6 didn’t have meltdowns and sit a considerable distance away from units 1-4 these readings do not make sense. TEPCO provides no explanation. The cesium 134 readings were notably higher than the units that suffered meltdowns. The scaling factor and density limits used are the same for all units. TEPCO’s handout AirSamplingBuildings_130123-e This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. … Read entire article »

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Officials – Piping At Fukushima Unit 5 Has Insufficient Quake Resistance

Officials have admitted that unit 5 at Fukushima has pipe and support systems that did not meet 2006 anti-quake standards. This includes the main water supply pipes to the reactor. Anti quake standards were raised in 2006, TEPCO acknowledged the increased risk to the reactors but did no reinforcement work. They also did not submit any test results showing the reactors were compliant as is. Apparently TEPCO simply did nothing about the 2006 standards changes. This is in step with our findings of work done in response to the 2007 earthquake at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa. TEPCO was told by NISA to do earthquake upgrades. What was done was highly superficial items like some small tank tie downs and a rail in the control room. In 2007 no work was done to piping … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi – Issues at Unit 5

There have been concerns that something is going on at Unit 5 (and possibly 6) at Fukushima Daiichi. A number of reports of pieces of information have been coming out. While there is no clear theory about exactly what is going on at units 5 and 6, much of the activities seem to focus on the water intake systems. Unit 5 Photos of quake damage at unit 5 http://mainichi.jp/select/jiken/graph/20110924/8.html Videos of intake damage (taken by TEPCO) Unit 5 auxiliary sea water intake  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2igL2Jz5Yc  Unit 5 RHRS sea water intake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPWWZWXhCc Unit 6 auxiliary sea water intake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYM6lKI3CVo Unit 6 RHRS sea water intake  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QpDuEYkVKk Some damage was noted on the intakes including broken pipes below the intakes at unit 5 and what appears to be a broken wall on the concrete sump box for the auxiliary sea water intake … Read entire article »

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